If you receive a traffic summons, your next step is to look up the fine amount. If the fine is less than $300, you can pay in person or use NJMCdirect. This website is a secure and convenient way to get your tickets. If your case is for a lesser amount, you can pay by mail or schedule a video court appearance. In either case, you must sign to indicate guilty.
If you do not attend a scheduled court session, your driving privileges could be suspended. If you do not appear, you will have to pay a large fine and face a suspended license. In some cases, you can enter a plea bargain with the prosecutor. However, if you miss your scheduled court session, you may have to face a warrant for your arrest. For this reason, it is important to show up for your case on time.
If you have been arrested and released from jail, the court will send you a summons. The summons will contain your Municipal Court ID Name and traffic court date. If you fail to appear, the summons will be rescheduled so that you can speak with the prosecutor. You will have to make two appearances if you don’t notify the court in time. The court will not put your case on the agenda if you do not show up to court on time.
If you don’t make it to court on the scheduled date, you may have to make two or more appearances. If you have a ticket, you will have to attend two court dates before you can plead guilty. You will be notified of your plea before the court date. If you have a traffic summons, you may also be required to participate in mediation. In the case of a plea bargain, the judge will explain your rights to you before he or she decides to file a lawsuit.
You must be present in court on the date of the scheduled appearance. If you have a minor offense, you must attend court on the date and time the summons are sent. In case of a more serious offense, you may be required to appear on the date and time the hearing is scheduled. Otherwise, you can choose to make your first appearance on the date of your scheduled hearing. If you have a traffic ticket, you can be sure that you’ll have to appear in traffic court at least once before you get the citation.
The court is usually open for morning and afternoon sessions. On Mondays, the office is open from 9 AM to 4 PM. If you want to pay by credit card, you will have to visit the court in person. If you don’t have cash or a checkbook, you can pay online by mail. The office accepts payments until 4:00 PM. If you don’t have cash, you can also pay in person.
After receiving a summons, you must make the payment by the due date listed on the summons. You may choose to pay by check, money order, or cash. It’s important to note that you must arrive on time for your traffic ticket to be processed. Failure to appear can lead to additional penalties and even an arrest warrant. The Violation office is open Monday through Friday, and hours vary by day.